The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP
Rank 92 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -12
Contract jobs citing HP 64 118 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.80% 2.62% 3.47%
As % of the Vendors category 3.90% 6.51% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 78 61
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £250 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.03 £22.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -15.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.07
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +2.51%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1641 1813 1486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.17% 40.32% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 1042 797
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 88 103
Median hourly rate £20.73 £16.84 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.09% -6.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £42.02 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing HP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -30 31 £355 +1.42% 11
Cheshire -14 16 £408 +16.42% 2
Lancashire +9 7 £300 -27.71% 2
Merseyside +5 7 £400 +33.55% 2
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for HP.

1 59 (35.76%) Windows
1 59 (35.76%) VMware
2 52 (31.52%) Active Directory
3 38 (23.03%) Windows Server
4 36 (21.82%) Microsoft
5 35 (21.21%) Citrix
5 35 (21.21%) Migration
6 34 (20.61%) Data Centre
7 33 (20.00%) Oracle
8 32 (19.39%) SAN
8 32 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (16.97%) SQL Server
10 28 (16.97%) Finance
11 27 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (15.15%) Linux
13 24 (14.55%) Unix
14 23 (13.94%) Cisco
15 22 (13.33%) IBM
15 22 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (13.33%) ITIL
15 22 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
16 20 (12.12%) Project Management
16 20 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (11.52%) Security Cleared
18 18 (10.91%) SQL
19 17 (10.30%) Java
19 17 (10.30%) HPUX
19 17 (10.30%) Firewall
20 16 (9.70%) Service Management

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.45%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.85%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (4.24%) JBoss
5 6 (3.64%) Drupal
6 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.21%) Apache
7 2 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.21%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.21%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.21%) IIS
7 2 (1.21%) Liferay
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.21%) SAS
7 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (7.88%) MS Excel
1 13 (7.88%) MS Office
2 4 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.82%) Office 365
3 2 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.21%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.21%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (19.39%) SAN
2 17 (10.30%) Firewall
3 15 (9.09%) DHCP
3 15 (9.09%) DNS
4 14 (8.48%) LAN
4 14 (8.48%) TCP/IP
5 12 (7.27%) VPN
5 12 (7.27%) WAN
6 11 (6.67%) Internet
6 11 (6.67%) NetScaler
7 9 (5.45%) HTTP
8 7 (4.24%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (4.24%) FTP
8 7 (4.24%) iSCSI
9 6 (3.64%) VoIP
9 6 (3.64%) Wireless
10 5 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (3.03%) FWSM
10 5 (3.03%) NX-OS
10 5 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.64%) DB2
3 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.82%) MS Access
4 3 (1.82%) MySQL
5 2 (1.21%) Big Data
5 2 (1.21%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.61%) Informix
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (5.45%) JIRA
2 8 (4.85%) LoadRunner
2 8 (4.85%) Selenium
3 6 (3.64%) HP UFT
4 5 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.82%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.82%) Introscope
5 3 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.82%) StarTeam
5 3 (1.82%) Toad
6 2 (1.21%) JMeter
6 2 (1.21%) JUnit
6 2 (1.21%) TestDirector
6 2 (1.21%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.61%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.61%) Firebug
7 1 (0.61%) Mockito
7 1 (0.61%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (16.97%) Finance
2 11 (6.67%) Banking
3 6 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.42%) Retail
5 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.21%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.21%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (15.15%) Architect
2 17 (10.30%) Analyst
2 17 (10.30%) Consultant
3 12 (7.27%) Citrix Specialist
4 11 (6.67%) HPUX Consultant
5 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.45%) Test Analyst
6 9 (5.45%) Test Leader
7 8 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.85%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.24%) Administrator
8 7 (4.24%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.64%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (3.64%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.64%) Wintel Support
10 5 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Citrix Expert
10 5 (3.03%) OAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.67%) SOAP
2 10 (6.06%) Middleware
3 4 (2.42%) REST
3 4 (2.42%) Web Services
3 4 (2.42%) XSD
4 3 (1.82%) XML
5 2 (1.21%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.21%) EDI
5 2 (1.21%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.21%) WAP
5 2 (1.21%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.61%) CSS
6 1 (0.61%) HTML
6 1 (0.61%) J2EE
6 1 (0.61%) JDBC
6 1 (0.61%) PowerMock
6 1 (0.61%) Servlets
6 1 (0.61%) Spring
6 1 (0.61%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.61%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 15 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 10 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.45%) Clustering
5 7 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.64%) Smartphone
7 5 (3.03%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.42%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.42%) HP Storage
8 4 (2.42%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.42%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.42%) Replication
8 4 (2.42%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.82%) BYOD
9 3 (1.82%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.82%) FMCG
9 3 (1.82%) PKI
9 3 (1.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (35.76%) Windows
2 38 (23.03%) Windows Server
3 32 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (15.15%) Linux
6 24 (14.55%) Unix
7 22 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (10.30%) HPUX
9 14 (8.48%) Solaris
10 13 (7.88%) AIX
11 9 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (4.85%) Apple iOS
13 5 (3.03%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.82%) VME
15 2 (1.21%) SUSE
15 2 (1.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (1.21%) Windows 10
15 2 (1.21%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.21%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.21%) Migration
2 22 (13.33%) ITIL
3 20 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.12%) Project Management
4 16 (9.70%) Service Management
5 14 (8.48%) Test Scripting
6 13 (7.88%) Application Packaging
7 12 (7.27%) Configuration Management
8 11 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
9 10 (6.06%) Defect Management
9 10 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (6.06%) ITSM
9 10 (6.06%) Test Management
10 8 (4.85%) Financial Modelling
10 8 (4.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 7 (4.24%) Change Management
11 7 (4.24%) Validation
12 6 (3.64%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (3.64%) Software Testing
12 6 (3.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.91%) SQL
2 17 (10.30%) Java
3 9 (5.45%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.64%) C
5 5 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.42%) C#
6 4 (2.42%) COBOL
7 3 (1.82%) Ruby
7 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.82%) VB
8 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.21%) Perl
8 2 (1.21%) PHP
8 2 (1.21%) VBScript
9 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.61%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.61%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) JCL
9 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (7.27%) Degree
3 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.45%) CCNA
5 8 (4.85%) MCSE
6 6 (3.64%) CCIE
6 6 (3.64%) ISTQB
6 6 (3.64%) MCSA
7 5 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.82%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.82%) MCP
9 3 (1.82%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.82%) PMP
10 2 (1.21%) OCP
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (1.21%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) QA
2 6 (3.64%) SLA
3 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 52 (31.52%) Active Directory
2 30 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.67%) XenApp
4 10 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (5.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (4.85%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.64%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (3.03%) vSphere
9 4 (2.42%) Firmware
9 4 (2.42%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.82%) Xen
10 3 (1.82%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.21%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.21%) NFS
11 2 (1.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.61%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (7.88%) SCCM
3 6 (3.64%) AirWatch
3 6 (3.64%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.64%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.03%) Puppet
4 5 (3.03%) SCOM
4 5 (3.03%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.42%) Data Guard
5 4 (2.42%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (2.42%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (1.82%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.82%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.21%) DameWare
7 2 (1.21%) OpenView
7 2 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 59 (35.76%) VMware
2 36 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 35 (21.21%) Citrix
4 33 (20.00%) Oracle
5 23 (13.94%) Cisco
6 22 (13.33%) IBM
7 13 (7.88%) AppSense
7 13 (7.88%) Dell
8 12 (7.27%) Wyse
9 10 (6.06%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.24%) Brocade
10 7 (4.24%) NetApp
10 7 (4.24%) SAP
11 6 (3.64%) Apple
11 6 (3.64%) Samsung
11 6 (3.64%) Symantec
11 6 (3.64%) Verint
12 5 (3.03%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.03%) Intel Security
12 5 (3.03%) SolarWinds
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